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My top 100 sci-fi, horror and fantasy films of the 1980s...

Dennis Reynolds


100. TerrorVision

99. House

98. Rawhead Rex

97. Critters

96. The Toxic Avenger

95. Dreamscape

94. Night of the Demons

93. Time Bandits

92. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

91. Leviathan

90. Peggy Sue Got Married

89. Enemy Mine

88. Near Dark

87. The Dead Zone

86. The Dark Crystal

85. The Last Starfighter

84. TRON

83. Robot Jox

82. Excalibur

81. Akira

80. Willow

79. Scanners

78. *batteries not included

77. The Secret of NIMH

76. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

75. Blade Runner

74. Basket Case

73. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

72. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

71. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

70. From Beyond

69. Videodrome

68. Night of the Comet

67. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

66. Christine

65. Flight of the Navigator

64. Somewhere in Time

63. Dragonslayer

62. The Witches of Eastwick

61. Flash Gordon

60. Sleepaway Camp

59. Brazil

58. The Entity

57. Superman II

56. Alligator

55. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

54. Repo Man

53. A Nightmare on Elm Street

52. The Terminator

51. The Company of Wolves

50. Explorers

49. The Lost Boys

48. Pumpkinhead

47. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

46. Altered States

45. The Little Mermaid

44. The Return of the Living Dead

43. Labyrinth

42. Poltergeist

41. Creepshow

40. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

39. Little Shop of Horrors

38. Re-Animator

37. Fright Night

36. Clash of the Titans

35. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

34. The Blob

33. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

32. Return to Oz

31. The Shining

30. Ghostbusters II

29. Society

28. The Howling

27. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

26. The Princess Bride

25. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

24. Legend

23. Predator

21. Escape from New York

20. Back to the Future Part II

19. The Monster Squad

18. Aliens

17. The NeverEnding Story

16. Hellraiser

15. An American Werewolf in London

14. Innerspace

13. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

12. They Live

11. Day of the Dead

10. Ghostbusters

9. The Fly

8. Big Trouble in Little China

7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

5. Beetlejuice

4. Evil Dead II

3. RoboCop

2. Back to the Future

1. The Thing


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I haven't seen many of these, despite really loving these 80s genre types. I see some good stuff! rav3


I can't believe how low Blade Runner is on your list, tho ari1

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5 minutes ago, LittleDudeNT5 said:

I haven't seen many of these, despite really loving these 80s genre types. I see some good stuff! rav3


I can't believe how low Blade Runner is on your list, tho ari1

Yea I made sure to link up each individual movie to a letterboxd page so people could check out the more interesting titles sia2 Which are your favorites?


And yea, the thing about these big lists is that you almost always second guess your rankings shortly after you're done rip2 It's less that I don't really like Blade Runner and more that I do love some others more. But yea, I'm seeing like, Flight of the Navigator ten places higher and I already regret it rip4 

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23 hours ago, Dennis Reynolds said:



Maybe you would like these in particular if you haven't seen them sia1 They're all nice and clicky jj2 I'd put the Witches of Eastwick too but I'm fairly certain you have already seen it...


92. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

90. Peggy Sue Got Married

77. The Secret of NIMH

64. Somewhere in Time

54. Repo Man

50. Explorers

14. Innerspace

i've seen The Secret of NIMH. loved it!

i need to watch the rest though

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